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Old 04-24-2006, 02:20 AM   #1
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Question ipw2200 and kernel 2.6.16-1.2096_FC5

I recently installed FC5 on my Dell D610 laptop.

I have the ipw2200 wireless card and as far as I understand, there is no driver for my kernel (2.6.16-1.2096_FC5)... As far as I can see, the latest driver is for kernel-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5.

So what happens now? Do I wait for a driver that fits my kernel, or do I downgrade?... or is there a third solution which is not kernel-dependent
Old 04-24-2006, 05:04 AM   #2
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Problem solved ... all I had to do was getting the firmware:

Downloaded and unpacked ipw2200-fw-2.4.tgz into /lib/firmware ... then reboot and voila!

I got the answer from
Old 05-06-2006, 08:55 AM   #3
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Hey well done! I just saw someone else posted the same question with fc5 - hopefully he sees your post..
also i also suggested installing firmware to /lib/firmware so maybe all will be okay =)


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